Big Brother 11
8 pm/ET CBS
The theme for the 11th edition of the summer reality series is high school. No, the 12 houseguests aren't teens, but the dozen participants are divided into one of four cliques (popular, athletes, brainiacs, off-beats) that anyone familiar with high school will instantly recognize. The four groups will compete against one another for food, prizes and safety from eviction. In addition, a 13th mystery player will soon join the fun. Let the games begin!
Read on for previews of So You Think You Can Dance, Royal Pains, Soundstage and LA Ink.
7:30 pm/ET ESPN
As if the NBA's worst record in 2008-09 wasn't bad enough for the Kings, they also got the worst pick in the 2009 draft that they could have possibly gotten. Granted, it's only the fourth overall pick, but that is the way the NBA draft-lottery system is set up. Blake Griffin is widely expected to be taken at No. 1 by the Clippers, who managed to grab the top pick in last month's lottery. After the first pick, it gets more murky with Ricky Rubio from Spain and Hasheem Thabeet from UConn.
Read on for previews of So You Think You Can Dance, She's Got the Look, Royal Pains and Samantha Who?.
Peter Jacobson, Brooklyn Decker
It's a tale of beauty and the geek when swimsuit supermodel Brooklyn Decker and House star Peter Jacobson play mismatched newlyweds on USA Networks' Royal Pains.
In the freshman hit's July 30 episode, Decker (the real-life wife of tennis ace Andy Roddick) plays swimsuit model Rachel, while Jacobson is ...
The Los Angeles Lakers took Game 1 from the Orlando Magic, 100-75.
Thursday's ratings recap:
ABC's coverage of Game 1 of the NBA Finals — which was kicked off by a Jimmy Kimmel special — topped every hour and was the night's most watched program, averaging 9.4 million viewers from 8 to 11 pm.
In the 8 o'clock hour, NBC's I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! placed fourth (behind repeats of Bones and CBS comedies) with 5.18 mil. That is, however, an 8 percent gain from the night prior. Speidi wants to take credit for ...
9 pm/ET USA
Michael and Co. are back to kick off the third season of Burn Notice, which has moved to a new 9 pm/ET time slot. After ending last season by jumping out of a helicopter and into the ocean, Michael finally freed himself from the people who burned him. But that also means that he's no longer under their protection, a fact that becomes clearer when the police begin investigating him. Never one to turn down a side job, Michael also helps extradite a criminal to Latin America.
Read on for previews of NBA Finals, Royal Pains, So You Think You Can Dance and The Listener.
Mark Feuerstein, Royal Pains
Let's face it: Mark Feuerstein is the menschiest mensch who ever mensched. He is known mostly for his good-guy roles on Good Morning, Miami and The West Wing, and in movies like What Women Want and In Her Shoes. Next up he plays Hank Lawson, a noble surgeon, on USA Network's Royal Pains (its 75-minute premiere is Thursday at 10 pm/ET). After a rich patient dies on Hank's watch, he's blacklisted from the Manhattan medical community, but —irony alert! — after heading out to the Hamptons to forget his troubles, he ends up becoming a "concierge doctor," a private, discreet advisor to the area's wealthy. Feuerstein spoke to TVGuide.com about whether he has bad-guy fantasies, why his show isn't just about rich people and what makes costar Campbell Scott's German accent so damn hilarious.
Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:
- What's next for House and Cuddy? And who has a surprising reaction to you-know-what?
- Exclusive: '80s heartthrob Andrew McCarthy lands a role on another new series!
- Chuck creator Josh Schwartz gives us some tasty scoop.
Watch and discuss the new MMM after the jump!